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Problems Caused By Drano


Problems Caused By Drano

We all love a quick fix, but sometimes that speedy solution may cause more harm than good. If you use the plumbing product Drano, then your pipes may be suffering from the effects of the clog-reducing chemicals. Read more about the problems caused by Drano. 

Environmentally Hazardous Ingredients

Most cleaning agents you typically use in your home contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to the environment. The chemicals in Drano are no different. What you are pouring down your pipes travels down into the sewage system; ending up in our lakes, rivers and oceans. These chemicals can come in contact with the wildlife who inhabit these bodies of water. It can also reach into food supplies as well. 

Instead of reaching for a temporary fix, use a plunger or a pipe snake. These tools are a safer method to unclog your drains. They are versatile and can usually work with most drains.

May Damage Your Pipes

If you find yourself using a product similar to Drano on a regular basis, you may be causing damage to your plumbing system. While Drano may unclog a smaller blockage in your pipes, continued use of the product can lead to corrosion. The main ingredients in Drano work together to heat up and create a chemical reaction. The longer these chemicals “sit” in your drain, the more heat is generated. This combination of prolonged heat and chemicals can cause corrosion of your pies, especially PVC pipes. Deterioration of your pipes may lead to leaks and a possible collapse of your entire system. 

Opt out of using a dangerous combination of chemicals and heat to unclog your drains. Instead, use more eco-friendly ingredients such as a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. This mixture along with the use of a plunger can help unclog most drains.

Harmful to Children and Pets 

Most families have that curious toddler who loves to play in the kitchen cabinets or a pet that loves to drink out of the toilet bowl. However, if you have Drano in the home, you will need to take extra precaution to protect your children and pets. The chemicals in Drano are extremely harmful if they are ingested and can be fatal. Keep the product out of reach of children and do not use it to unclog your toilet. Use a plunger or call the professionals at ASAP Plumbing for more extreme cases. If your child or pet has accidentally ingested Drano, then call poison control immediately. 

The chemical agents in Drano pose more detrimental risks with only short-term results. If you are experiencing persistently clogged drains then call the professionals at ASAP Plumbing. We have the tools to get you flowing again. 

If your plumbing needs to be repaired, contact ASAP Plumbing today at 228-865-2727 or visit www.plumbinggulfportms.com and request a free estimate! We can handle all your plumbing needs including installation, repair and full water heater replacement.

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